"Pornographic story" leads to pull out of Indonesian elementary textbooks

Parents claim a children’s tale titled "The Shepherd Boy and Wolf Mother" is not as innocent as it appears.

Agence France-Presse (via Inquirer.net) reports that education officials in Indonesia have pulled out certain textbooks used in Indonesian elementary schools "after they were found to contain a story about an erotic encounter in a brothel."

 

The report explained that outraged parents from two schools in Bogor, a city on the outskirts of Jakarta, sent letters to local authorities complaining that their children were being exposed to "porn" after reading a tale from the textbooks entitled "The Shepherd Boy and Wolf Mother." The story, written in Indonesian, "is about a man overcome with lust when he meets a woman at a brothel selling sex to support her child, who lives in her distant home village."

 

According to education officials, the "pornographic" text was lifted from a blog and reprinted in the textbooks. The schools using the textbooks reportedly failed to seek the authorities' permission to use them in their classrooms.

 

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